Better financing for development will be required in order to end poverty by 2030 and achieve the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. The UN and member states are currently working to reach agreement on priorities for reform. This article by Mathew Morris looks at the ongoing debate.
An increasing number of atoll studies are not supporting the claim that “Pacific islands are sinking.” Giff Johnson discusses why the disconnect between scientific research and Pacific leaders’ statements about climate effects matters.
The reason the Nauruan government finds itself quashing essential aspects of its own democracy is because its actions simply don’t bear scrutiny. It is time for Nauru to remember the Pacific way of doing things.
Media freedom has made great strides in Fiji, recognised by global freedom organisations, but there remains various challenges that need to be dealt with. The harsh Media Decree is still a spectre that needs removing, writes David Robie.
A report on spending for the Cyclone Pam relief campaign. 'Tankyu tumas' to everyone who contributed.
Legislative changes in PNG to have more women in parliament, if successful, could change the culture of 'Bigman' and money politics by 2017, writes Dulciana Somare-Brash. But broad community support is not yet guaranteed in the lead up to parliaments verdict on its appropriateness.